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Nursing Degree Program

Nursing Degree Programs: BSN Degree in Texas
Degree Options:
  • Major (BSN)
  • Major (BSN) - Accelerated

There's Never Been a More Urgent Call

Nurses care. Nurses heal. Nurses listen. Nurses are there when we’re at our most vulnerable—when we’re sick and scared and unsure what to do next.

But that’s just the beginning. Nurses teach entire communities how to protect their health. They conduct medical research. They shape healthcare policy. They run hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and clinics. They advocate for their patients and their patients’ rights.

Nurses do everything they’re called to do. And at Texas Lutheran University, nurses begin their journey toward changing the world.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Degree Options

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). The BSN program comprises the last 60 credit hours of your degree—i.e., your junior and senior years. If you already have a bachelor’s degree (in anything), you can enroll in the ABSN program and become a nurse in as few as 16 months.

Upon graduation and completing the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (including passing the licensure exam), you’ll be eligible to launch your career.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated)

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TLU Nursing by the Numbers

96% First-time NCLEX pass rate
25-30 Average class size in program
945 Hours of hands-on training, simulation, and clinical experience
95% Percentage of nursing students who are employed within six months of graduation

What to Expect as a TLU Nursing Student

Most of your nursing education happens during your junior and senior years—i.e., the 60 credit hours that constitute the BSN program. Here’s what makes earning your nursing degree at TLU unique.

Small Class Size

Our nursing classes are as small as possible. With an average class size of 30, you’ll get more hands-on experience in the field and more one-on-one time with our faculty.

Even Smaller Clinical Groups

You will be assigned to a clinical group of 6-10 fellow nursing students. With clinical groups this small, you’ll have more direct interaction with your instructors.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Nursing is constantly evolving. That’s why you’ll practice your skills in TLU’s modern, cutting-edge simulation labs—allowing you to step immediately into your career upon graduation.

Real-World Experience

We believe in hands-on learning. And because TLU sits in the middle of one of the country’s fastest-growing regions, you’ll have the opportunity to study in hospitals and clinics across Central Texas.

Career Ready at Graduation

96% of TLU nursing students pass the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt, and more than 95% are employed within six months of graduation.


Every student at TLU can choose to work with a professor to conduct undergraduate research. As a nursing student, you’ll have the chance to explore—and even transform—critical issues in healthcare and medicine.


The nursing program at Texas Lutheran University is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our nursing graduates are poised to move quickly into their careers after graduation.

Careers in Nursing

There are dozens of careers in the nursing field. Here are a few of the most common and in-demand careers you can pursue when you graduate from TLU.

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